Marketing Day: December 9, 2011

Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on MarTech and other places across the web. From Marketing Land: Newsreader iSmackdown: Zite vs. Flipboard vs. Google Currents Earlier I wrote about Google’s new personalized news aggregator/publishing platform Currents. From a user-experience perspective (on the iPad) I gave it a “B,” […]

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Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on MarTech and other places across the web.

From Marketing Land:

  • Newsreader iSmackdown: Zite vs. Flipboard vs. Google Currents

    Earlier I wrote about Google’s new personalized news aggregator/publishing platform Currents. From a user-experience perspective (on the iPad) I gave it a “B,” largely because it was mostly undifferentiated from a slew of other similar apps. I subsequently discovered, however, that Currents is also a smartphone app, which I actually like quite a bit more. […]

  • Google Makes Frontal Assault On Tablets: “Currents,” Carousel Images, Media Ads

    Yesterday was a busy tech-news day. While the major news was Twitter’s redesign, Google made a number of announcements as well. Three of them were directed at tablets (or the iPad). The major announcement was Google Currents, which will now go head-to-head with Flipboard, Zite, Taptu, Pulse, AOL Editions and Yahoo Livestand, among others, including […]

  • Google+ Comes To Gmail, Improves Contacts & Makes Sharing Easier

    The continued push for Google+ integration across all Google products continues. Google created significant enhancements to Gmail that tie in Google+ data for contacts, messages and media. A month ago, Google introduced a new look for Gmail and these Google+ features may have helped to drive the redesign. Here are some of the new functionality: Add […]

  • Google Promotes Talkbin With 80% Price Cut For Small Biz Owners

    Last month when I was speaking at a GetListed.org Local University workshop in New York state, my jaw about hit the ground when Google’s representative introduced Talkbin in her presentation to the 100 or so small business owners in the room. It was the first time that I’d seen or heard Google promoting the mobile […]

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Barry Schwartz a Contributing Editor to Search Engine Land and a member of the programming team for SMX events. He owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here.

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